Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Board of Education held its monthly business meeting at Tuesday in the Old Quarry Middle School LRC.
During School District 113A Board of Education's business meeting Tuesday night, the board voted to permanently transfer $1.8 million from the district’s operations and maintenance fund to the education fund. Since December 2009, District 113A has been following a state-approved financial plan that includes enrollment, staffing plans, borrowing, cash flow analysis, and budget expenditures and reductions. Any deviation from the plan by the district must be approved by the ISBE before implementation. But board member Al Malley said he had doubts about the Illinois State Board of Education’s support for the district’s request for the $1.8 million funds transfer. After reading a recent email reply from Deb Vespa, Illinois State Board of …
Monday, December 27, 2010
Lemont Patch editor Amanda Luevano picks the top five videos posted on the site since it launched Sept. 10.
I've had a number of favorite stories and moments from my first three months covering Lemont, and thankfully I was able to capture some of them on video to share with Patch readers. Here are my five favorite videos since we launched Sept. 10: Earlier this year, parents and students weren't even sure the Old Quarry Middle School Band would be able to continue after the program was cut from District 113A's 2010-2011 budget. However, thanks to heroic efforts by the Lemont Band Boosters, the band was able to continue as an after-school activity. During the band's annual fall concert, the booster club was presented a $10,000 check from the Citgo Refinery and Ats-A-Nice Pizza in Romeoville. Following the Nov. 3 attempted abduction of a 16-year-…
Sunday, November 21, 2010
A complete roundup of the biggest stories around Lemont last week.
Highlights from last week:
Friday, October 8, 2010
The Lemont refinery, a Romeoville restaurant and a group of dedicated parents team up to feed hundreds of hungry workers and support District 113A's band program.
Unless you've been living under a rock somewhere in the village, you've probably heard about the extracurricular cuts in Lemont-Bromberek Combined District 113A. In order to balance the budget earlier this year, the Board of Education voted to eliminate band, athletics, the gifted program and 70 staff members from the district's four schools. In an effort to save some of these activities, parents immediately began fundraising and asking for the community's support. Thanks to the efforts of groups like the Lemont Band Boosters and the Warrior Booster Club, students were able to continue practicing music and competing in sports after school. A few weeks ago, I was still trying to decide where I'd be volunteering on Patch's Give 5 Day when a …